CMS COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Calls – Week of 5/04/20

Lisa Volk and Jackie Pappalardi in Clinical & Quality

CMS’s stakeholder calls are all listed below. The specific one for SNFs is on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Scroll down for full information.

CMS hosts varied recurring stakeholder engagement sessions to share information related to the agency’s response to COVID-19. These sessions are open to members of the healthcare community and are intended to provide updates, share best practices among peers, and offer attendees an opportunity to ask questions of CMS and other subject matter experts.

Call details are below. Conference lines are limited so we highly encourage you to join via audio webcast, either on your computer or smartphone web browser. You are welcome to share this invitation with your colleagues and professional networks. These calls are not intended for the press.

Calls recordings and transcripts are posted on the CMS podcast page at: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts 

CMS COVID-19 Office Hours Calls (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern)

Office Hour Calls provide an opportunity for hospitals, health systems, and providers to ask questions of agency officials regarding CMS’s temporary actions that empower local hospitals and healthcare systems to:

  • Increase Hospital Capacity – CMS Hospitals Without Walls;
  • Rapidly Expand the Healthcare Workforce;
  • Put Patients Over Paperwork; and
  • Further Promote Telehealth in Medicare

This week’s Office Hours:

Tuesday, May 5th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 3996146

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=de208abd-827493c1-de20bb82-0cc47adc5fa2-264d5d7499d0c504&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=c10a9042-9d5f9992-c10aa17d-0cc47a6a52de-5161a0c6663e1538&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1994

 

Thursday, May 7th at 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 1181167

Audio Webcast link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=0a893d9b-56dd24e7-0a890ca4-0cc47adc5fa2-a722b200a096ca57&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=2ccba159-709ea889-2ccb9066-0cc47a6a52de-80625c0cb20a4e86&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2097

 

Lessons from the Front Lines: COVID-19 (Fridays at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern)

Lessons from the Front Lines calls are a joint effort between CMS Administrator Seema Verma, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, MD, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Physicians and other clinicians are invited to share their experience, ideas, strategies, and insights with one another related to their COVID-19 response. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters.

 

This week’s Lessons from the Front Lines:

Friday, May 8th at 12:30 – 2:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 877-251-0301; 

Access Code: 9146779

Web Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=80ae8159-dcfa9825-80aeb066-0cc47adc5fa2-f40e11b862131ff2&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=0ffb90f8-53ae99eb-0ffba1c7-0cc47adb5650-044bb37a61085446&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2039

 

Weekly COVID-19 Care Site-Specific Calls

CMS hosts weekly calls for certain types of organizations to provide targeted updates on the agency’s latest COVID-19 guidance. One to two leaders in the field also share best practices with their peers. There is an opportunity to ask questions of presenters if time allows.

 

Home Health and Hospice (Tuesdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Tuesday, May 5th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 7844154

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=1c28bea5-407ca7d9-1c288f9a-0cc47adc5fa2-dfaafeed2477b091&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4f7e794c-132b705f-4f7e4873-0cc47adb5650-b89e45e0a0ba9f93&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=9ee31aa2-c2b703de-9ee32b9d-0cc47adc5fa2-23d017543b452307&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=1872

 

Nursing Homes (Wednesdays at 4:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, May 6th at 4:30 – 5:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 8899983

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=181b1eb6-444f07ca-181b2f89-0cc47adc5fa2-6209a00855c8d4f3&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=e8ea8d24-b4be9458-e8eabc1b-0cc47adc5fa2-77baa0d69b21359d&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2018

 

Dialysis Organizations (Wednesdays at 5:30 PM Eastern)

Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 – 6:00 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 8278522

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=1e7c9b4f-42288233-1e7caa70-0cc47adc5fa2-3508e43e297bd045&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=e62cc441-ba79cd52-e62cf57e-0cc47adb5650-45519191404c9e79&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2087

 

Nurses (Thursdays at 3:00 PM Eastern)

Thursday, May 7th at 3:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern

Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; 

Access Passcode: 5486361

Audio Webcast Link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4e7e5aac-122a43d0-4e7e6b93-0cc47adc5fa2-9542c2dda92da045&u=https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=9b405274-c7155ba4-9b40634b-0cc47a6a52de-38181092909b8a29&u=https://engage.vevent.com/rt/cms2/index.jsp?seid=2092

NYSHFA/NYSCAL CONTACTS:

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Jackie Pappalardi, RN, BSN
Executive Director
518-462-4800 x16